Poem: All I See Is Your Absence

When I awake each morning,
I do not see the sunrise.
I do not see autumn leaves
Swirling around in the breeze.
All I see is your absence.

My ears, deaf to the birds’ song,
Deaf to the wind in the trees.
They cannot hear the music
Of the life surrounding me.
All they hear is your silence.

My mind returns to your lips,
But I no longer feel them.
My skin, longing for your touch,
Has forgotten your caress.
All it feels is your distance.

I start a new empty day
Hoping to fill it with you
Hoping to find a way back
To see the heat in your eyes,
But all I see is your absence.

~ by omgrey on December 1, 2010.

28 Responses to “Poem: All I See Is Your Absence”

  1. […] Caught in the cogs: https://omgrey.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/all-i-see-is-your-absence/ […]

  2. Wow…this was nice to read…well done.


  3. very beautiful and sad.

  4. Some poems are a good read. This one I felt. Thank you.

  5. heartfelt words.

    You are invited to attend poets rally week 34, read the agreement and place your link in when you are ready, have fun! Poetry awards are given upon participation on or by Sunday.
    Happy Friday!

  6. Beautifully written…
    I loved reading your work… 🙂

    Thank you for sharing…

  7. Felt.

  8. Sigh…it brought tears to my eyes…i so know this feeling…sometimes it feels as if you are numb to everything around you and all you feel is their absence…

  9. lovely poem 🙂

  10. […] Caught in the cogs: https://omgrey.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/all-i-see-is-your-absence/ […]

  11. oh dear.. sometimes that sadness and absence feels so much bigger than they are.. the love I guess gets that feeling..

    Here is my Rally Poem

  12. welcome, have fun!

  13. This poem strikes my heart right now – thank you.

    My entry for Thursday Poet’s Rally: http://seasweetie.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/haiku/

  14. You’ve described the exact vacuum I’ve felt before. Well done.

  15. You’ve described the feeling of loss so well that I felt your emotion while I was reading the poem. I have been through this and can remember the pain. The upside is, it’s fodder for writing, I guess?

  16. What a wonderful poem. A feeling I know so well, you have stated it perfectly. In that sorrow, all else seems to pale in comparison. Beautiful

  17. I know this feeling and it is one that is hard to shake. Well put!
    Happy Rally!


  18. a sad read but very effective at getting across your emotion. wonderful piece!

  19. Sad. The season matches the feeling.

  20. Reminds me of my own relationship! :’)

  21. 😦

  22. sad ending. great piece.

  23. […] Caught in the cogs: https://omgrey.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/all-i-see-is-your-absence/ […]

  24. Absence fills our senses & makes us unable to feel anything else 🙂

    Brilliant 🙂

  25. […] Caught in the cogs: https://omgrey.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/all-i-see-is-your-absence/ […]

  26. Its like that, Kindred Spirit.

  27. […] **This is an answer to my previous poem All I See is Your Absence.** […]

  28. […] “All I See is Your Absence,” “Oh Endless Night,” and “Look Into My Eyes” are the poems read this week. All appeared on this blog and the first two also appeared in Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection. “Look Into My Eyes” also appeared in SNM Horror Mag’s Dark Poetry section, August 2012. […]

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